Mondays with Megan: A Zombie-Filled Weekend

Good Monday to you all. I for one had a busy and zombie filled weekend. As the whole vampire craze runs its course I have been turning to other supernatural being to satisfy my reading needs. I am not a huge fan of faeries and some of you may recall how I feel about werewolves (for a refresher check the posts archives for “I’m Right, She’s Wrong), so naturally I have turned to the Undead. This weekend I watched Shaun of the Dead and started reading The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan, which is a companion book to The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Companion book, you say? It’s not exactly a sequel, but there are references to the characters and situations from the first book. Otherwise, there is a whole new cast with entirely new undead issues. So far I am enjoying this book and I recommend the first one as well. If serious zombie books are not your cup of tea you may be interested in some “zombie light” fare. My favorites are the first two books in Stacey Jay’s series about a teenaged Zombie Settler. Check out You Are So Undead to Me and Undead Much? for humor, romance, and action-packed zombie fun. I also recommend the Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks, full of useful tips on how to deal with an undead uprising. Think about. It would be a shame to be caught unprepared.

I just reread the reading goals that I had for the week…the only one I accomplished was reading The Spellman’s Strike Again by Lisa Lutz. This is the fourth hilarious book in the Spellman series and I couldn’t put it down with all the drama, mystery, romance, intrigue, and of course snarky humor. I also breezed through Confessions of a First Daughter by Cassidy Calloway which was cute and sweet (you can read a summary of these books on the next page, my reading list) and After by Kristin Harmel. After was touching and sad and made me realize I needed to take a break from books about dead parents. Hence, zombies!

On board for this week: Finish The Dead Tossed Waves and The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. Start the next Jacky Faber book on CD, Under the Jolly Roger. I would like to start A Spy in the House as well, but I have a busy week ahead, so we’ll see.

Well fellow readers, that’s all for now. Happy reading!

˜Megan

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